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Shaharyar Ahmed

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Shaharyar Ahmed

Shaharyar is a Managing Director with experience in private equity and investment research in US, Latin America, Eastern Europe, Africa, and Asia. His expertise allow him to focus on transactional finance, operational, and portfolio management projects across a variety of industries.

Since joining Accordion, Shaharyar has worked on a variety of projects, including portfolio value creation initiatives, carve-out planning and execution, post merger integration, stakeholder reporting, KPI development and implementation, budgeting and forecasting & organizational design. He has worked in a variety of industries including software-as-a-service, technology, healthcare, pharma, logistics, business services, FMCG, and auto manufacturing while working along side a variety of leading private equity sponsors.

Prior to joining Accordion, Shaharyar served as the Principal and Co-Head of Growth Equity at Cyan  Capital, an industry agnostic growth equity fund. Before joining Cyan, he was a member of  the Telecom, Media and Technology (TMT) investment team at the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private investment arm of the World Bank Group in Washington, DC. At IFC, he was involved in over 20 growth equity transactions across more than thirty emerging markets  globally. Prior to IFC, Shaharyar worked in the Global Investment Research  division of Goldman Sachs in New York.

He has expertise across all aspects of private equity investing including deal origination, deal  evaluation and execution, due diligence, negotiations, portfolio management, and macro, industry and company research. He has also served as Board Director and Board Observer of several large technology companies.

Shaharyar holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Rutgers University and an M.B.A. from INSEAD, France.

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